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The Lotterys More or Less

by Emma Donoghue

Part of the The Lotterys Series

The Lotterys More or Less Synopsis

The Lotterys More or Less is bestselling author Emma Donoghue's warm, funny and compelling novel about a thoroughly modern family, illustrated by Caroline Hadilaksono. Sumac Lottery is the fifth of seven kids who share their big house with four parents, one grandfather and five pets. At nine, she's the keeper of her family's traditions - from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration is forgotten. But this winter all Sumac's plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favourite brother can't make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city . . .

The Lotterys More or Less Press Reviews

I loved the Lotterys! Wonderfully wacky, full of humour and lovely soft touches. -- Elizabeth Laird on The Lotterys Plus One It is a hoot spending time in this Utopia * Observer on The Lotterys Plus One * A thoroughly enjoyable read. * Books for Keeps on The Lotterys Plus One * Hugely appealing... told with considerable wit and charm. * Teach Primary on The Lotterys Plus One * A classic book about a modern family you won't want to say goodbye to. -- Anna James * Scoop Magazine * Offbeat, funny, wise and deliciously different. * Inis on The Lotterys Plus One * A family very much of this century . . . this engaging tale . . . will resonate with readers from all backgrounds -- Kirkus starred review on The Lotterys Plus One Drily funny... wonderfully offbeat * Publishers Weekly starred review for The Lotterys Plus One * There is a rich tapestry of cultural diversity at play throughout the story which threads its way through as part of family life, customs, food and festivals. Showing that family is what you make it, this is a wonderful story about relationships and family. * ReadingZone on The Lotterys Plus One * A smart, thoughtful reader... will enjoy the gentle humour in this tribute to the modern family. * Irish Independent on The Lotterys Plus One * Funny and heartwarming. * Guardian on The Lotterys Plus One *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509803224
Publication date: 31st October 2019
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 304 pages
Categories: Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage),

About Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue is an Irish writer living in Canada. Her 2010 novel, Room, was an internationally award-winning bestseller and was shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange Prizes. Emma's screenplay for Room's multi-award-winning film adaptation has earned her an Oscar nomination. The Lottery's More or Less is the second book in her children's series The Lotterys. Caroline Hadilaksono was born in Indonesia and moved to Los Angeles when she was twelve. She now lives and works in New York, where she is a freelance designer and illustrator, working on everything from children's books to murals.

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